What is Rocaltrol?

Calcitriol (INN) , also called 1,25-dihydroxycholecalciferol or 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3, is the hormonally active metabolite of vitamin D with three hydroxyl groups (abbreviated 1,25-(OH)2D3 or simply 1,25(OH)2D), It was first identified by Michael F. Holick in work published in 1971. Calcitriol increases the level of calcium (Ca2+) in the blood by increasing the uptake of calcium from the gut into the blood, and possibly increasing the release of calcium into the blood from bone.

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HI ,I am 31 years suffering from IGAN from 19th November , 2012 . Doctor has started with the treatment Wysolone 30 mg, cellcept 500 mg TID,...

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Thanks for your query.
It is difficult to predict as to when will IgA Nephropathy go into a remission.
We could try the following class of drugs...

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I had my thyroid out 5 years ago. My parathyroid glands were damaged in the surgery. I currently take 600 mg calcium carbonate 3x daily, along with...

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Calcium citrate only provide 20% of elemental calcium remaining is citrate component. Calcium carbonate provide 40% of elemental calcium...

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frequent seizures do I have a drug interaction? age 68....weight 140lbs....female....have had a mild heart attack...kidney failure 2 years...

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Welcome and thank you for asking on HCM!

Regarding your concern, I would explain that Keppra does not interact with your current therapy....

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